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Christian Pulisic scores a beauty to help Dortmund rout Bobby Wood's Hamburg

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Christian Pulisic continues to awe German and American audiences alike.

In the 79th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg, the U.S. Men's National Team star collected a Mahmoud Dahoud feed in the penalty area, took a few touches, and smashed it into the back of the net for his second Bundesliga goal and his third in all competitions this season.

Danny Williams could miss time with foot injury

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Danny Williams got his first Premier League start with Huddersfield Town last weekend, but his second may not come right away.

The American midfielder had a strong game when the Terriers hosted Leicester City on Saturday, but he could miss this coming weekend's action thanks to a foot injury sustained in that match.

A look back at Christian Pulisic's Top 5 moments as an 18 year old

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Sometimes it's easy to forget that Christian Pulisic is just a teenager. He has only been in the American soccer spotlight for a little less than two years, but in that time he has provided a number of memorable moments for both club and country.

Pulisic celebrates his 19th birthday on Monday, moving one step closer to actually being a full-fledged adult.

Report: Jonathan Gonzalez on Mexico radar following recommendation from Monterrey coach

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Californian native Jonathan Gonzalez has been fundamental in Monterrey's unbeaten record eight matchess into Liga MX's 2017 Apertura, which currently has 'Rayados' reigning supreme in Mexico's unpredictable table.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been a stalwart to head coach Antonio 'Turco' Mohamed, who, after granting Gonzalez and his first minutes in Liga MX play, is reportedly now speaking highly and recommending the Santa Clara born U-20 U.

Christian Pulisic 'not going to lose sleep' over Alexi Lalas comments

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Sep 1, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; United States midfielder Christian Pulisic (10) in action against Costa Rica during the second half of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Pulisic was not mentioned by name in Alexi Lalas' recent criticism of the U.

Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley responds to Alexi Lalas' USMNT criticism

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Alexi Lalas' criticism of the U.S. Men's National Team made waves over the weekend, and the team's captain became the first to respond to Lalas' criticisms on Wednesday.

Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22

- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017

Michael Bradley was asked about Lalas' recent comments, which called out the USMNT following a frustrating September international break that included a loss to Costa Rica and a draw in Honduras.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

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Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

World Cup qualifying

Qualifying rarely tells the World Cup story for the USMNT

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT's performances in this month's two highly stressful World Cup qualifiers have prompted plenty of consternation among fans and media. Why has this edition of the Hexagonal been such a hard slog? What's leading this team to underperform relative to the level most of us thought it was at?

Bobby Wood’s goal

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - In the 85th minute of an ugly CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, substitute forward Bobby Wood flicked the ball past Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez from a goalmouth scramble. The goal brought the score line level at 1-1.

WCQ: Honduras 1 – USMNT 1

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The USMNT picked up a point in San Pedro Sula, drawing Honduras 1-1 in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Honduras took advantage at home, dictating pace and taking the lead through Romell Quioto in the 27th minute. It took time and substitutions for the USMNT to find an equalizer. Bobby Wood scored in the 85th, taking advantage of a scramble in front of goal.

Late Bobby Wood goal saves USMNT in draw with Honduras

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With just minutes remaining in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, the U.S. Men's National Team saw their World Cup hopes slipping away. Then, Bobby Wood struck.

Wood joined the match as a second half substitute and fired an 85th minute goal, sealing a 1-1 draw with Honduras on Tuesday in San Pedro Sula.

USMNT prepared for challenges that come with all-important with visit to Honduras

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The U.S. Men's National Team is feeling the heat, in more ways than one.

Of course, there's the physical heat. Any trip to Honduras will bring a battle with the conditions, and Tuesday's World Cup qualifier is no different. Temperatures will be scorching and the humidity will be a factor.

World Cup qualifying match report: USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica

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Marcos Urena notched a brace to take down the USMNT in World Cup qualifying in New Jersey.

WCQ: USMNT 0 – Costa Rica 2

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The USMNT picked up their first loss since the return of Bruce Arena as head coach, losing 2-0 to Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena. Marcos Urena scored in the 30th and 82nd minutes with Keylor Navas keeping the clean sheet. The USMNT now shifts focus to Honduras on Tuesday (5:30pm ET - beIN Sport).

"Our back line made some mistakes," Arena said in his postgame press conference.

Preview: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 1, 2017) US Soccer Players - If there's a theme for the USMNT's meeting with Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Friday night (7pm ET - ESPN), it's one of needed consolidation. Under Bruce Arena in his second tenure at the helm of the team, the USMNT hasn't lost, edging closer to World Cup qualification for Russia 2018.

Footy On The Telly September 1 – 8

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This week, USMNT and every other National Team in World Cup Qualifying action. Also, NASL, NWSL, Euro U-21 Qualifying, a smattering of action from the international pro leagues, College Soccer, And The Union get to Trust The Process while they rest.

2018 World Cup qualifying

Updated SEBA World Cup Qualifying forecasts through September 5

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USA is still probable to qualify for the World Cup, but not quite as reassuringly probable as we would prefer.

News roundup: Time to sell Blake?, Yanks desperate for road result, WCQ news, more

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Tonight's away match versus Honduras could be the decider for the U.S.'s automatic qualification for Russia 2018.

KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Unity Cup Director Bill Salvatore

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Greg and Mike talk Philly Unity Cup, the Union travelling to Minnesota, and USMNT.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: JP Dellacamera

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Greg and Mike talk with Union play by play man JP Dellacamera.

Honduras

After surviving Honduras scare, USMNT still has work to do in World Cup qualifying

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Tuesday's point wasn't enough to send the U.S. Men's National Team to Russia. It wasn't even truly enough to fully get feet back on firm ground. However, it was just enough for the USMNT to help their case in just the slightest bit.

Down a goal with time ticking away, Bobby Wood fired a vital goal in the 85th minute, sealing a 1-1 draw with Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

USMNT 1, Honduras 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team wasn't very good on Tuesday. There's no secret to it. Tuesday's performance wasn't a good one, and the USMNT looked like they were well on their way towards being punished for it yet again.

Until they weren't, thanks to a Bobby Wood goal. Call it luck, call it timing, call it whatever you want.

World Cup qualifying match report: Honduras 1-1 USMNT

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Bobby Wood's late goal earned a point for the US even as Honduras once again exposed an unprotected and jittery back line.

Your Line-Up v Honduras

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Looks like we're going back to the 4-2-3-1... at least I hope so. Back at it!

USMNT vs. Honduras: The Pregame Tailgate

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Following a holiday weekend filled with criticism and World Cup doubt, the U.S. Men's National Team returns to action on Tuesday for a vital World Cup qualifier.

Tuesday's match in Honduras will be a big one for the USMNT, who enter the day in third place but on relatively shaky ground.

Bruce Arena hints at addition of MLS players to USMNT lineup against Honduras

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Friday's lineup against Costa Rica did not work for the U.S. Men's National Team. The 2-0 loss is more than enough evidence of that, and one would expect changes heading into Tuesday's clash with Honduras.

Bruce Arena knows he'll have to make at least one swap for the suspended Jozy Altidore.

Costa Rica

USMNT vs. Honduras: Your Live Commentary

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Following Friday's defeat against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men's National Team faces a vital World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Tuesday night.

The USMNT lineup features seven changes from Friday's match, including Brad Guzan in goal while Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler enter at centerback.

Costa Rica 2, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Let's start with the positives and just get that out of the way. Graham Zusi looked solid at right back. Michael Bradley had a good game in the central midfield. Jorge Villafana made some plays at left back.

Now that that's out of the way, we can discuss what really happened in the U.

Jozy Altidore 'disappointed' by upcoming suspension, CONCACAF officiating

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From the referee to the result, from Jozy Altidore's point of view, the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica showcased classic CONCACAF.

The forward was booked in the 80th minute after an altercation with Johan Venegas and will miss the USMNT's next World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Tuesday.

Loss to Costa Rica puts USMNT on more difficult road to Russia

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Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men's National Team knew the stakes of Friday's match. A win would all but put the USMNT on the road to Russia. A loss? Well, that would change the perception and certainly bring in a whole new line of questioning.

"We know that all hell breaks loose when you lose a game," Arena said on Thursday ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

USMNT falls flat in home World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica

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For most of the 2017 calendar year, the U.S. Men's National Team found ways to frustrate opponents and grind out results. On Friday, they did neither, and their World Cup qualifying hopes took a shot because of it.

The USMNT fell to a second home loss in the Hexagonal, losing again to Costa Rica time by a scoreline of 2-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Shorthanded USMNT defense doesn't pass test against Costa Rica

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Bruce Arena was forced into making some big decisions on Friday night. His starting right back, DeAndre Yedlin, didn't recover in time to join the U.S. Men's National Team squad. His starting centerback, John Brooks, will miss the remainder of qualifying with an injury of his own.

Knowing that, two changes were required in the USMNT backline.

U.S. Suffers Disastrous Defeat

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The United States suffered a disastrous home defeat in Friday's shock 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in a critical World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Marcos Urena put the U.S. in the hole thanks to a 30th minute strike before closing the door on the Americans with an 82nd minute goal.

Your USMNT Line-Up v Costa Rica

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A few surprises (if not concerns) for me in this group: Ream over Besler, what looks to be either the underwhelming empty bucket or a risky 4-1-3-2, and most of all, Johnson starting when he's played just 10 minutes of competitive soccer since May. I hope none of this ends in regret. Go time in Harrison

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team can't clinch a spot in Russia on Friday night, but a win over Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena would go a long way towards booking a spot at the 2018 World Cup.

In the aftermath of this summer's Gold Cup run, the U.S. returns to World Cup qualifying on Friday night still with some work to do heading towards the final four matches.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Costa Rica?

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The U.S. Men's National Team is back for World Cup qualifiers, and the big guns are back to help continue the push to Russia 2018.

Following this summer's Gold Cup triumph, the European-based group including Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and Geoff Cameron return to the USMNT squad for Friday's match against Costa Rica.

Costa Rica loss feels like 'a long time ago' for USMNT

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The last time the U.S. Men's national team met Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, they lost 4-0 after dropping a home match to Mexico to open up the Hexagonal last November. The team's head coach and technical director, Jurgen Klinsmann, was subsequently fired after the aforementioned poor results and general dissatisfaction from his five-year tenure as the coach.

The Rest

Jordan Morris suffers hamstring injury against Galaxy

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The U.S. Men's National Team will need all hands on deck at the start of October, but they could be without one of their top forwards after Sunday.

During the Seattle Sounders' match against the LA Galaxy, Jordan Morris pulled up with a hamstring injury. The team later confirmed Morris suffered a hamstring strain.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Bobby Wood

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For 84 or so minutes, the U.S. Men's National Team wasn't very good. There's no need to mince words or anything like that. Honduras was the better team for virtually the entire match.

But sometimes, an individual player and an individual moment can make a difference, and Bobby Wood did just that on Tuesday.

The USMNT’s latest path to World Cup qualification

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT continues to break new ground, both for better and for worse, in World Cup qualifying. After struggling at Estadio Azteca for decades, the US have earned draws on their last two qualifying visits to Mexico.